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. >>> in egypt several hundred protesters continue to clash with police in cairo. demonstrators threw stones while police fired tear gas not far from the u.s. embassy a include of tear gas can be seen over the area clashed have flared for several days. >>> the woman who could be the next secretary of state is feeling heat on capitol hill. u.n. ambassador rice will be back today to try to appease republican lawmakers. rice met privately yesterday with gop senators mccain, graham and ayotte. they say she misled the public about the deadly attack on the consulate in benghazi after the attack, rice placed blame on an anti-muslim video the administration later said it knew the attack was the work of terrorists. >> concerns i have are greater today than before we are not close to getting the basic answers. >> the focus on some might say obsession on comments made on sunday shows, seems to me, and to many, to be misplaced. >> president obama says he hasn't decided who he will nominate for secretary of state. if it is rice, there could be a fight. it appears she would have the number of votes to be
was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. >> reporter: tuesday rice acknowledged there was no protest in benghazi, but she blamed the cia, as she did last week. >> i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary. >> reporter: acting cia director mike morel accompanied rice tuesday, in effect her wing man, but it didn't help. >> i'm more troubled today knowing, having met with the acting director of the cia and ambassador rice. >> reporter: both senator kelly ayotte and senator lindsey graham threatened to block rice's nomination. rice did persuade one senator. >> she said what she believed was true, and she was under no political influence from the white house. >> reporter: but joe lieberman is quitting the senate and won't have a vote rice and president obama are closer than he and the iconic hillary clinton. the president has made it clear he will fight for rice and tuesday the white house was not backing down. >> the focus on, some might sa
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